Background:—The Yellow Oleander is an ornamental tree that is common throughout the tropics. Ingestion of its seeds results in a clinical picture similar to digoxin toxicity. Objectives:—The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac findings in acute Yellow Oleander poisoning. Methods and Materials: —A total of 21 patients with history of Yellow Oleander ingestion were enrolled in this study. Results:—All symptomatic patients had conduction defects affecting the sinus node, theatrio-ventricular node or both. Patients showing cardiac arrhythmias that required specific management had significantly higher serum potassium concentrations. Conclusion: —Most of the symptomatic patients had conduction defects affecting sinus or atrio-ventricular nodes but few had atrial or ventricular arrhythmias typical of digoxin poisoning.
Keywords: Yellow Oleander; Digoxin; Poisoning